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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffVideo-Cellar Date: Jan 23, 2011 5:37pm
Forum: movies Subject: Re: 100 Movies In The Public Domain

One Eyed Jacks

The copyright notice on original prints was "COPYRIGHT © 1960 by PENNEBAKER,INC." see below attachment.


Brother From Another Planet.

The film is covered by copyright, because it carried a valid notice, and could not be termed "Public Domain". However, as it was not registered, statutory damages are not available to the copyright owner. Many PD distributors are willing to take the risk on these films. However, that does not change the fact that they are copyright, not public domain, regardless to the limited penalties for use (the penalties are limited to actual damages and legal fees, which could be substantial if an infringement was taken to court).

Attachment: OEJ_Copy_Notice_1.jpg
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